Telling the stories of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, NZ and Polynesia

Southern Christians unite in prayer

Anglicans across Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have been called to unite in prayer with their brothers and sisters from across church traditions to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Disability Ministry Educators set out

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia has launched a new provincial Disability Ministry Education staff team to support Anglican churches as they broaden and deepen their welcome to people living with disability.

+Cantuar calls for Lambeth prayers

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has called on the Anglican Communion to pray for the upcoming Lambeth Conference. He has offered the Communion a Lambeth prayer guide compiled by Aotearoa New Zealand Franciscan Brother Christopher John SSF. 

Workshop boosts Fiji garden skills

Anglicans in Fiji’s Newtown parish have boosted their gardening skills at a workshop designed to help them support pandemic-hit families with low cost food and new sources of income.

Book offers key to missional churches

Aotearoa New Zealand contextual theologian and Catholic priest Fr Neil Darragh has discovered afresh how local churches can revitalise their lives as missional communities in his new book, “But What Is the Church For?”

General Synod sets in-person meeting

The General Synod-Te Hīnota Whānui of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has been called to meet in Nelson this October for the first in-person gathering of this Church’s governing body in more than four years.

+Justin's sorry to indigenous Canadians

The Archbishop of Canterbury has met with survivors of Canada's residential schools to apologise for the evils of Anglican residential schools. In his apology, ++Justin Welby has committed to walking alongside indigenous peoples to listen and repent, as well as encouraging the Anglican Communion to provide practical support to their aims.
• 'Apologies are cheap unless accompanied by action'

Anglican UN women focus on climate

Rev Jacynthia Murphy from Tamaki makarau - Auckland joined the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) NGO programme this year as part of the Anglican Communion delegation. 
• UN women’s summit recognises role of faith-based communities in climate justice

NZCCSS hails Older Workers Plan

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) has welcomed the release of the New Zealand Government’s 'Older Workers Employment Action Plan' as a positive step in supporting older New Zealanders who want to stay in work.

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